Journal of
Entomology and Nematology

  • Abbreviation: J. Entomol. Nematol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9855
  • DOI: 10.5897/JEN
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 135

Full Length Research Paper

Nematode diversity in a soybean-sugarcane production system in a semi-arid region of Zimbabwe

M. D. Shoko1 and M. Zhou2
  1Department of Agronomy, Stellenbosch University, Box X1, Matieland, RSA. 2School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Published: 30 June 2009



This study was done to investigate the nematode diversity in a soybean-sugarcane production system in a semi- arid region of Zimbabwe .Results indicated thatPratylenchus, Helicotylenchus and Scutellonema had the highest populations per 100 cubic centimeters of soil before the planting of soybeans. Pratylenchus andCriconemella were not present after the harvesting of soybeans. Xiphinema andScutellonema were absent in the subsequent cane roots.  Basically there was a considerable reduction in nematode population in soils after harvesting soybeans


Key words: Nematodes, soybeans, sugarcane.